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International confab to discuss African economies in Accra

Policymakers, African experts, and researchers are meeting in Accra on May 10-11 to discuss opportunities and challenges related to economic development, urbanization and industrialization on the continent. The conference, “Understanding Economic Transformation in Sub- Saharan Africa,” is jointly organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University …

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Ghanaian wins International Social Justice Award

Mr James Kofi Annan, Executive Director of Challenging Heights, a non- governmental organization focused on children’s welfare, has been awarded for his commitment towards social justice. The award dubbed: “Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice” is given to outstanding examples of people who saw a huge social need and …

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Efforts to tackle $10b illegal logging trade, Liberia, EU sign VPA after Ghana

The Liberian government has signed an agreement with the European Union (EU) to ensure that all timber exports from that country into the EU zone are derived from legal sources. The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) which Ghana is also a signatory to with the EU, is to ensure that proceeds …

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School’s block not in use after 5-yrs of completion

A Home Economics block provided about five years ago for the Lawra Senior High School to begin a Home Economics Programme had still not been put to use because the contractor had refused to supply the furniture. The Ghana News Agency investigations had revealed that on April 16, 2006, a …

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Schools heads to be sanctioned if…

Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, has called for punitive sanctions against heads of schools that fail to comply with proper accounting procedures. This, he said, would make them to sit up and ensure good financial management practices. Mr Kan Dapaah was winding …

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Food and Agric Ministry to irrigate 500,000 hectares’ of land countrywide

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) under the Medium Term Agriculture Sector Development Plan (METASIP) is to develop 500,000 hectares of irrigated land nationwide with a large portion of it in the northern sector. The project will comprise dam rehabilitation and construction, development of valley bottoms to allow rice …

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WSFL to pay salaries of agitating workers by Friday

The Management of Western Steel and Forgings Limited (WSFL), on Monday assured striking workers of the corporate entity that their salaries would be paid on Friday, May 13. Nana Ofosua Tamakloe, Corporate Affairs Director, said the Company was also committed to ensure that the workers who were affected by the series …

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Parents in Bunkpurugu withdrawing children from school

Most parents in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region prefer training their children to take up farming rather than sending them to school, Mr Justin Darkorah, District Director of Education said on Monday. He noted that the habit of parents withdrawing their children from school for farming activities or …

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Parliament condemns high school fees

The Parliamentary Accounts Committee has condemned the high school fees being charged in the North, which it said had the tendency of defeating the purpose of the free education policy of the Government. The Committee said the high fees being charged by the educational authorities could throw a lot of …

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GIBA calls for collaboration to assist Police to combat crime

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Branch of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), has asked owners and Editorial Managers of radio stations to come out with the agenda to assist Ghana Police Service to combat crime. A press statement signed by GIBA Co-ordinator, Mr Yaw Asamoah-Mensah on Monday noted that the existence …

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